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Devarshi Joshi
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The main functions of Human Resource Management department are : 1) Reduce turnover 2)Hire for fit 3)Focus on retention of top performers 5)Improve employee engagement.

So my question is how this will help in medical field improving the devices and project?

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Topic starter Posted : 12/04/2018 11:44 am
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The Human Resource Management department is important in improving the devices and project by helping to monitor and control the members of the project team. Human Resources is important in hiring the right personnel for the company and they can keep the correct personnel and fire the poor performing workers. Having the right staff is critical in keeping the project moving on schedule or ahead of schedule. Also, by working improving employee engagement they can help with team building exercises and different seminars or meetings where the team can take a break and learn and interact with each other. This can create a more comfortable work environment in which everyone productive and can work more efficiently on the project. By creating a stronger more coordinated team, they can be more productive in their device designs and can produce better medical device results than a disbanded team of individuals.

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Posted : 12/04/2018 12:02 pm
ks629
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I work in a company that has recently experienced high turnover and I can tell you from experience that losing talent and knowledge is a huge problem in the medical device field. As a quality engineer one of the most valuable things when facing a product issue is to consult with someone with historic knowledge of the product. Unfortunately it feels often the management in the corporate world doesn't consider how valuable that knowledge is and instead views people as a statistic. Human resources should focus on making sure employees are engaged and supported, given opportunities for training and making sure valuable human resources are retained in a company.

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Posted : 12/04/2018 12:18 pm
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Finding the right person, and fit them to the need is very important for a successful organization. Checking the performace report and update there knowledge and skill to the current development is very important for a organization. For an employee there should be a training and learning section in which they can improve or grown the employee of the organization. This all result in enhanced knowledge, skill, capabilities of the team member. From my current job, I can choose three training section annually that i can attend, and develop my skills. And it is the responsibility of Human resources management that i get that opportunity.

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Posted : 12/04/2018 4:35 pm
aij5
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I think human resource management plays a key role in ensuring employee turnover is not high. There are rather steep learning curves from company to company and if one medical device company has to continually turn over new employees and train them that could be rather hindering to the project. This could cause massive delays especially and if the recruitment led by the human resource department is not good either, then that could led to even more delays. It is important to ensure that the right employees for a project are recruited and once they are recruited ensure they stay for the duration of the project.

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Posted : 13/04/2018 2:23 pm
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An excellent point that ks629 brought up is that historical knowledge of the products at a medical device company is invaluable to the company. If a company has a culture where engineers are hired only for the duration of a project and then are let go, the company is losing a valuable resource for knowledge of the device. Although the medical device industry is intrinsically well documented (and everything about the product and its design history should be recorded somewhere), someone with experience with the product will still be a better resource than someone who is brought in cold on the next project. It is the job of human resources to try and keep these valuable people with the company by providing competitive salaries and benefits so that the employee will not want to find somewhere else to work.

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Posted : 14/04/2018 6:01 pm
Parth D. Patel
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I think HR plays a huge role. This department is responsible for find the correct candidate for the desired position. In terms with medical device, they typically look for someone who as a similarity of the process in the medical device industry. The role of HR determines policies how individual employees can to increase their performance. They are responsible of maintaining a cooperative work environment, and to make sure there is direct communication.

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Posted : 15/04/2018 8:57 am
cdj24
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I think that functions of human resource management are important and will help in any field of work. The attempt to reduce turnover is very important for projects. If there are members of the team that are leaving and coming in, it can hurt the project. When a new member comes in during a project it takes time to get them up to speed of what is being worked on. There is also time being spent to find the person to fill in the open position. Hiring for fit is important for device projects so that you hire with a purpose. You don't want to hire someone that will result in duplicate resources. That can cause there to be double of one position and leave one position empty. You might need someone with a specific set of skills that the current team does not have. You want to keep top performers and have everyone engaged to produce quality devices.

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Posted : 15/04/2018 10:18 am
ala26
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Human resource management is extremely important. I recently started working for a new company and HR is in charge of finding the best fit for open positions. It seems that some of the operators/technicians that were hired were not a good fit which really impacted our production in a negative way. The operators who do not deliver either quit or are replaced which result in a high turnover. It takes a few weeks to train an operator to do the job and if we are constantly changing them, we waste time training which in turn slows down production. This really showed me the importance of having a good HR management department.

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Posted : 15/04/2018 11:02 am
AnmolKaur
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HR administration is a crucial department in Medical devices project. A medical device is eventually conveyed by and to individuals, a strong comprehension of the HR management issues is required to ensure the success of any medical devices project. Human resources initiatives are required in numerous medical devices projects, and more broad research must be led to realize new human resources approaches and practices that will profit people around the world.

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Posted : 15/04/2018 3:55 pm
ak977
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As we've previously discussed in this class, communication is key in any project, especially for a manager. HR is meant to help employees improve their engagement and this is also the case in engaging with on another, even across departments. We've also discussed how, when communication is stressed, companies are able to save money, time, and effort, which they might otherwise lose through ineffective communication.

Therefore, having an HR that pushes for further communication between employees, managers, and across departments could help the company save money in the future.

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Posted : 15/04/2018 4:29 pm
puneet
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I think that reducing turnover and retaining top employees are important considerations for an organization especially in the medical device industry when it comes to human resource management. Retaining key employees over the long term can be very beneficial because those employees have been sufficiently trained and demonstrated the necessary competency and work ethic to be successful in their current position. Retaining employees also keeps around employees who are knowledgeable about previous projects and already have experience with the company. Retaining important team members and keeping low turnovers also highlights the importance of Human Resources.

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Posted : 15/04/2018 4:35 pm
jlw23
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I think this is extremely important because the most important element of any project or system, is the human element. By insuring that the more suitable person for the job is selected can result in the product being nurtured in terms of knowledge, experience and excitement. Keeping seasoned employs is essential because of the expertise that they bring to the table and changes in their position can have an enormous effect on ay project.

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Posted : 15/04/2018 4:45 pm
sahitya.sadineni
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HR plays a huge role in any company. They go through the whole process of filtering candidates for the job positions, have many rounds of interviews with them and the hiring manager, and finally process the paperwork for everything. Finding the right person for the job is very hard. They need to have the experience, a good skills set, willingness to learn and expand the company.

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Posted : 15/04/2018 7:16 pm
Mattie718
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This is one of the main reasons I left a previous job, there was poor Human Resource Management. Sometimes there would be insane deadlines put on project deliverables and even if the employee worked extremely hard and did a good job, there was no acknowledgement of that effort. There was also a reluctance to allow people to do fulfill the roles they were more interested in and their career goals were dismissed as not important. Me and several other employees decided to look elsewhere and I found a company with exceptional Human Resource Management. My boss was interested in my future career path and wanted to provide me the tools to get there. The company also pays for employees to take training courses for personal development, on company time. These are benefits which result in high retention rates and not having to go through losing your top talent. Then you will need to invest even more to train more new employees. There is no better investment for a company than to invest in their people.

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